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lastsay........ having your say on your last day, a voice for the forgotten, the shunned and the silent

Plans for death include us all, the vulnerable, the weak and the forgotten people in our world. Everyone deserves the right to a good death.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?

it is designed for everyone, regardless of age , with particular emphasis on minority and vulnerable (forgotten) groups homeless, people, people in prisons, people with metal health problems and people with dementia who are entilted to have a good death but rarely do.

A web tool which allows people to record their statement of wishes, an advanced care plan , a funeral plan and after death plan, all in the one place.....with organic beginnings building to a plan allowing choice, independence and control. People start their Lastsay when they are well, when they can envisage the death they want without denial of death getting in the way.

Its userfriendly , reviewable , changeable and reflective. It provides a cathartic effect on people as they evalauate their life and their impact on the world. My  hope is  it will, wilth support and determination,  be embraced by the most vulnerable in our societies who are never asked what they would like as part of having a good death....a  people in every city  who are forever shunned , silent and forgotten.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

I have already implemented my ideas with people suffering with enduring mental illness and hope to extend to prisons and care homes.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

i guess funding is always the elephant in the room. resources would always help and advice on how to market/spread ideas , to get it noticed and promoted.

Tell us about your work experience:

i ve worked in healthcare for approx 20 years specialising in mental health , I've also worked as an inspector of hospitals and care homes , and specialist advisor for CQC which is the regulator for services within the NHS

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